In Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hessen Mobil, which is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and management of the Hessian transport network, is preparing a feasibility study for the removal of a level crossing in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. The aim of the project is to create a level-free crossing point that takes into account the complex urban situation that exists there: The level crossing in question is located in the Unesco World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and also in the immediate vicinity of a large number of listed buildings. In the feasibility study, which will run until mid-2018, various bridge and tunnel options are being developed, coordinated with the stakeholders involved (e.g. public agencies) and extensively evaluated.
In order to be able to address and evaluate changes to the protected landscape and townscape at an early stage, Lenné3D was commissioned to create realistic visualisations of the various design options. At the same time, the visualisations pursued the goal of increasing the understanding and acceptance of the project among decision-makers as well as citizens.
The assignment so far included 3D modelling of the surroundings as well as of five operational models – the existing structure as well as two bridge and two tunnel variants. For this purpose, a detailed, textured landscape model based on geo and survey data was created.
On the basis of this 3D model, Lenné3D created photo-visualisations of important visual axes, which allow a very realistic impression of the discussed changes. Furthermore, it is planned to present interactive 3D real-time models on site, which allow free navigation and interaction of the viewer in the virtual scene and are thus well suited for the communication of complex changes.